Whelan family history and genealogy, Australia and New Zealand
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Our Whelan family left Toonagh, near Clooney, County Clare Ireland for Melbourne Australia in 1849, with some Whelans settling in Otago New Zealand.
The Whelan name was sometimes spelt as Whalan, Whalon, and Whealon.
So far we are not aware of any connections of this Whelan family having gone to United States, Canada, or other countries.
Surnames which became associated with the family of Thomas Whelan and Bridget Macnamara are
Looney, Brody, Murphy, Gregan, March, Dwyer, Roughan,
In New Zealand:- Barnett, Grover, Cursey, Farrell, McCawe, Charlton, Simpson, Carruthers, Stott, Lawrence, Ryan, Lynch, Roughan, Bridgman, Mills.
In Australia:- Coulson, Westerdale, Brown, Coulthard, Sheahan, Gleeson, Schmidt, Preskett.
The known history of this Whelan family and it's genealogy is covered in this website, and if anyone thinks they might be able to add anything to the background of the earlier members, we would be delighted to hear from you.
On this website we have not included the many descendents born after about 1960, but if you believe you are associated with this Whelan family yourself and would like further details, you are most welcome to contact us and we will try to help.We have also written a book about the family - "Wheels Keep Turning, the History of a Whelan Family" published in 2003, available for a nominal charge.
Select any of the following links, or those at the top of this page to read about Thomas and Bridget Whelan, their eight children and descendants, or see below to 'Search this Website'.
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